__Wedge Force Calculator:__

__Wedge Force Calculator:__

Enter the values of effort force, EF_{(N)}, coefficient of friction, u and angle of inclination, a_{(rad)} to determine the value of wedge force, WF_{(N)}.

__Wedge Force Formula:__

__Wedge Force Formula:__

The wedge force formula is a physical expression that calculates the force applied by a wedge on an object or surface, taking into account friction and the wedge’s angle of inclination.

Wedge Force, WF_{(N)} in Newton is calculated as the effort force, EF_{(N)} in Newton is applied along the length of the wedge, divided by twice the sum of the product of the coefficient of friction, u and the cosine of the angle of inclination, a_{(rad)} in radians plus the sine of a_{(rad)}.

Wedge Force, WF_{(N)} = EF_{(N)} / 2 * (u * cos(a) + sin(a))

WF_{(N)} = wedge force in Newtons, N.

EF_{(N)} = effort force in Newtons, N.

u = coefficient of friction.

a_{(rad)} = angle of inclination in Radian, rad.

__Wedge Force Calculation:__

__Wedge Force Calculation:__

- Suppose a wedge with an inclination angle of 25degrees approximately 0.436radians and a coefficient of friction of 0.3 is used to lift a heavy load. An effort force of 150N is applied along the wedge’s length. Calculate the force exerted by the wedge.

Given: EF_{(N)} = 150N, u = 0.3, a_{(rad) }= 25degrees.

Wedge Force, WF_{(N)} = EF_{(N)} / 2 * (u * cos(a) + sin(a))

WF_{(N)} = 150 / 2 * (0.3 * cos(25) + sin(25))

WF_{(N)} = 150 / 2 * (0.3 * 0.991 + (-0.13235))

WF_{(N)} = 12.375N.

- A wedge force, WF
_{(N)}of 100 N, a coefficient of friction, u of 0.4, and an inclination angle, a_{(rad)}of 20 degrees. Calculate the effort force required.

Given: WF_{(N)} = 100N, u = 0.4, a_{(rad) }= 20degrees.

Wedge Force, WF_{(N)} = EF_{(N)} / 2 * (u * cos(a) + sin(a))

EF_{(N)} = WF_{(N)} * 2 * (u * cos(a) + sin(a))

EF_{(N)} = 100 * 2 * (0.4 * cos(20) + sin(20))

EF_{(N)} = 100 * 2 * (0.4 * 0.9397 + 0.3420)

EF_{(N)} = 143.58N.

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